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I have a laptop with a non-functioning return/enter key using Windows XP. Most things work well without an enter key these days, but I cannot start blockout which opens a window and asks for an enter input to start the game.

What is the simplest way to send an "enter" signal to the game to make it start?

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How did you type this without an enter key? – Mikhail Aug 15 '13 at 8:27
That is an excellent question @Mikhail... – Dave Aug 15 '13 at 8:49
I always copy a carriage return from somewhere and paste it where needed. However, this does not work with programs like blockout that require an enter signal in a window. – Phira Aug 15 '13 at 8:54
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Download a program like AutoHotKey, this will allow you to map a different key or key-combination to simulate the "enter" button.

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Thank you, it works great. – Phira Aug 15 '13 at 8:55

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